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#267390 - 02/11/08 06:00 PM New Government  
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Pending the respective GOB Press Release, the Prime Minister of Belize, Hon. Dean Barrow, offered a Media/Press Briefing this afternoon at 2:00 p.m. at the Lamanai Room, Radisson Fort George Hotel, Belize City and announced the following:

Rt. Hon. Manuel Esquivel Senior Advisor to Government with Ministerial Rank
Doug Singh Senator & Leader of Government Business
James Murphy Cabinet Secretary
Dr. Carla Barnett Consultant to the Ministry of Finance

CABINET [16 Ministers]
Dean Barrow Prime Minister & Minister of Finance
Gaspar Vega Deputy Prime Minister & Minister of Natural Resources and the Environment
Erwin Contreras Minister of Economic Development, Commerce, Industry and Consumer Protection
Patrick Faber Minister of Education
Carlos Perdomo Minister of National Security
Michael Finnegan Minister of Housing & Urban Development
Wilfred ‘Sedi’ Elrington Attorney General & Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade
Anthony “Boots” Martinez Minister of Works
Manuel Heredia Jr. Minister of Tourism & Civil Aviation
Pablo Marin Minister of Health
Gabriel Martinez Minister of Labor, Local Government & Rural Development
John Saldivar Minister of Public Service, Governance Improvement and Elections and Boundaries
Rene Montero Minister of Agriculture & Fisheries
Melvin Hulse Minister of Public Utilities, Natural Energy Management, Transport and Communications
Eden Martinez Minister of Human Development & Social Transformation
Marcel Cardona Minister of Youth, Sports & Culture

Michael Hutchinson in the Ministry Labor, Local Government & Rural Development
Elvin Penner in the Ministry of the Deputy Prime Minister
[first Mennonite]
Edmund Castro in the Ministry of Works
Arthur Roches in the Ministry of Health
Juan Coy in the Ministry of Human Development & Social Transformation
[first Mayan]

Note: Only Ministers can be members of Cabinet, although the Ministers of State will have a standing invitation to participate. Backbenchers will be Chairs of Committees.

Joe Waight Financial Secretary
David Gibson [Initially] Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment
Charles Gibson Ministry of Public Service
Marion McNab [Invited] Ministry of Labor, Local Government & Rural Development
Dr. Peter Allan Ministry of Health
Cadet Henderson Ministry of Works
David Leacock Ministry of Education


Speaker of the House Attorney-at-Law Emil Arguelles
President [Orange Walk]
Juliet Timbrell [Belize City]
Debbie McMillan [Cayo]
Pulcharia Teul [Toledo]

Note: The date of the Inaugural Sitting of the House of Assembly will be advised.

#267394 - 02/11/08 06:32 PM Re: New Government [Re: Marty]  
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So, can one assume that with the new Ministry of Tourism headed by a San Pedrano, good things can be expected for the tourism market?

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#267396 - 02/11/08 06:51 PM Re: New Government [Re: klcman]  
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Junior Heredia will do his best. He always does...

#267457 - 02/12/08 09:24 AM Re: New Government [Re: SP Daily]  
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Thats a huge responsibility in this growing country. Is Heredia qualified?? And Civil Aviation!!?? Really??? We may have a bumpy road ahead.

#267460 - 02/12/08 09:35 AM Re: New Government [Re: JZB]  
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Junior is well qualified to act as minister...along with the professional management team already in place. Give them a chance...

#267469 - 02/12/08 09:45 AM Re: New Government [Re: SP Daily]  
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Of course I'll give him chance. Do I really have a choice? Does the new high profile position mean he's going to start wearing shoes? smile

#267494 - 02/12/08 11:11 AM Re: New Government [Re: JZB]  
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I saw him at the San Pedro airport this morning and he did have on shoes. He needs everyone's support. Give him a chance to try to make a difference.

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#267528 - 02/12/08 12:08 PM Re: New Government [Re: scubawalk]  
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I can actually think of no one better to be in that position. Junior is really a fine person, with or without shoes.

#267530 - 02/12/08 12:11 PM Re: New Government [Re: Craigswench]  
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Why are shoes so important?

#267543 - 02/12/08 01:07 PM Re: New Government [Re: SP Daily]  
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Nice large cabinet, perhaps more focus will be available.

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